Delayed gratification could result in decrease for substance abuse
Washington, DC -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/10/2012 -- A study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse concerning the brain’s reward mechanism suggests potential problems for teens who can’t delay gratification.
Although this particular study did not focus on drug use specifically, it gives a glimpse into the possible correlation of delayed gratification and substance abuse. Three hundred seventy-two 12-year-old twins were recruited for the survey and were given two choices: after taking a series of assessments, they could choose $7 immediately or $10 if they waited one week. Those who made the $7 choice were significantly more likely to report having used drugs in the past year.
“The need for instant gratification has always been an important piece of the addiction puzzle,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “Although this study doesn’t necessarily give concrete answers to the relationship between those who choose immediate rewards and addiction, it reinforces studies that were done previously which do show a direct correlation between instant gratification and the propensity to use drugs. If parents and educators reinforce the importance of making good decisions, as well as helping develop the internal mechanism for rewarding behavior, addiction treatment for some teens and young adults may be avoided altogether.”
If one suspects that their adolescent or young adult may be experimenting or regularly using alcohol or drugs, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help gently, yet effectively, approach them in a loving, caring way through our professional intervention services. Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center has an outstanding success rate through its holistic drug rehab program. In addition, its comprehensive professional intervention services can help make the transition easier for an addict and his/her families to enter into rehab treatment.
In addition, Mountainside offers a comprehensive family care program that will give the tools necessary to rebuild the bonds of the family to what they once were. Their unique individualized recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized in the treatment field.
Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.
Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.
For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.
The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.
If someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.
About Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center
Located near the foothills of the Berkshires northwest Connecticut, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center provides intermediate treatment, long term treatment, family wellness programs, continuing care and intervention to those who are affected by the addiction to drugs or alcohol.